A report prepared and published by the International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights revealed that Israeli soldiers shot and killed seven Palestinians, and kidnapped more than 300, last month – January 2013.
The foundation said that four Palestinians – two children, a young woman and a young man, were shot and killed by Israeli fire in the West Bank, and three more Palestinians, including one child, were killed in Gaza.
The army also kidnapped more than 300 Palestinians, including more than 60 children and five women, in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
This number does not include the activists who were detained after the army attacked and removed the Bab Al-Shams village, that was installed by Palestinian and international activists on Palestinian lands Israel illegally confiscated for settlement construction activities in East Jerusalem.
Most of the arrests were carried out in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, as the army kidnapped more than 80 Palestinians. 70 more Palestinians were kidnapped in Jerusalem while the rest were kidnapped in different parts of occupied Palestine.
Some of the kidnapped Palestinians are also former political prisoners who previously spent several years in Israeli prisons.